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April 29, 2014 3:58 PM

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Everything old is new again. Temples, one of 2014’s most promising buzz bands, re-creates the blissful moment when the first wave of psychedelic rock was still imbued with optimistic naiveté. Anyone partial to the Small Faces’ “Itchycoo Park” or the Beatles’ “I’m Only Sleeping” will swoon when they hear the young British quartet. Two interesting bands — one entirely derivative and one brazenly original — open the show. Drowners is one of several new ensembles from New York dedicated to reviving the sound of the Strokes’ seminal album “Is This It.” Drowners succeeds in its modest goal. Boogarins is a Brazilian ensemble that finds new ways to incorporate Tropicália into indie-rock.

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